New Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental and Freighter to Debut at 2011 Paris Air Show

martes, 7 de junio de 2011

  • Five Boeing commercial jetliners to be on display
  • 787 Dreamliner to be featured
  • Air Berlin 737-700 to showcase innovative Sky Interior
  • Qatar Airways to present 777-200LR, world's longest-range jetliner
  • C-17, F-15 and Chinook on static display

CHICAGO, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing's two new 747-8 airplane models – the Intercontinental passenger version and the Freighter version – will make their international debuts at the Paris Air Show, joining the innovative 787 Dreamliner as highlights of the company's presence during the show. Also on display at the biennial aerospace exhibition, which begins June 20 at Le Bourget, will be an Air Berlin 737-700 with the new Boeing Sky Interior, a Qatar Airways Boeing 777-200LR – the longest-range passenger jetliner in the world – the C-17 Globemaster III military airlifter, the F-15E Strike Eagle multi-role fighter jet, and the CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift helicopter.

"We are excited to bring to the Paris Air Show the world's newest and most innovative family of commercial airplanes," said Tom Downey, senior vice president, Boeing Communications. "We also are proud to highlight the capabilities of our defense business. We are looking forward to meeting with customers, partners, and others in the aerospace community as the industry recovery continues."

The 747-8 Intercontinental passenger jet, sporting its distinctive "Sunrise" livery, will arrive June 19, just three months after its first flight, and be on static display until the evening of June 21. The 747-8 Freighter will arrive June 20 and be on display for the following two days.

Boeing will deliver the first 747-8 freighter to Cargolux later this summer. The first 747-8 Intercontinental will be delivered in the fourth quarter to a VIP customer, and Lufthansa will be the first airline to receive an Intercontinental in early 2012.

The 787 flight-test airplane ZA001 featuring the full Dreamliner livery will be on static display June 22-23. Launch customer ANA will receive its first 787 in August or September.

Together these five Boeing commercial airplane models embody the technology and innovation that Boeing is bringing to market to reduce operating costs for airlines while revolutionizing the travel experience for passengers around the world.

The Boeing military aircraft will be part of the U.S. Department of Defense display throughout the show.

Boeing will hold a series of media briefings and activities during the show, as listed below. Media at the show should check the briefing schedule daily at the Media Centre and the Boeing media chalet, situated in chalet row A 328, for updates.

The company will highlight its air show activities through starting June 16, and through its Twitter feeds: @Boeing, @BoeingAirplanes and @BoeingDefense. The site will be updated regularly with briefings and videos from the show and about Boeing programs.

Note: All times listed below are local to Paris

Sunday, June 19

Approximately at 9.00 am, the 747-8 Intercontinental will land in Le Bourget*. Media will be given access to the Le Bourget site to witness the arrival. The airplane will be on static display and also available for media viewing from approximately 11.00 to 13.30.

Monday, June 20

Boeing Commercial Airplanes Update – Auditorium (Media Centre)

Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Jim Albaugh will assess current industry and market conditions and provide an update on Boeing commercial airplane products and services, development programs and product investments. This update will be followed by a product strategy overview (see details below).

747-8 Intercontinental available for media viewing from 11.00 to 12.00

Product Strategy Overview – Auditorium (Media Centre)

Nicole Piasecki, vice president of Business Development and Strategic Integration for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and Mike Bair, vice president of Advanced 737 Product Development, will provide an update of BCA's product strategy.

737 Media Opportunity – On board Air Berlin 737-700 with new Boeing Sky Interior

Beverly Wyse, vice president and general manager, 737 Program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, will introduce the advanced features of the Sky Interior and review improvements past, present and future, that have and will continue to preserve the 737 as the single-aisle market leader..

Tuesday, June 21

Air Berlin 737-700 available for media viewing from 12.30 to 13.30

747-8 Intercontinental available for media viewing from 12.30 to 13.30

Wednesday, June 22

2011 Pilot and Technician Outlook and Flight Services briefing – Salle  2 (Media Centre)

Sherry Carbary, vice-president, Boeing Flight Services, will detail the projected exponential growth in demand for qualified aviation personnel over the next 20 years and assess challenges and opportunities in supporting the surge in airplane deliveries via advanced training, improved airspace capacity and greater airline efficiency to optimize global aviation.

787 Dreamliner available for media viewing from 11.00 to 12.00. Launch customer ANA, which will receive its first 787 in August or September, will make a special announcement at the 787 display.

Air Berlin 737-700 available for media viewing from 12.00 to 13.00

747-8 Freighter available for media viewing from 12.00 to 13.00

Thursday, June 23

Air Berlin 737-700 available for media viewing from 10.30 to 11.30

787 Dreamliner available for media viewing from 10.30 to 11.30


U.S. Army Awards Lockheed Martin contract to provide 29 more Persistent Threat Detection Systems in Afghanistan (or balloons)


The U.S. Army recently awarded Lockheed Martin a firm-fixed price undefinitized contract agreement for 29 additional PTDS systems.

There are no battle lines in Operation Enduring Freedom. In Afghanistan, the enemy can be anywhere, blending in with the civilian population and forcing Coalition forces to keep their heads on a swivel looking for the next potential threat.

To help protect troops in the field, the Pentagon has placed an increased emphasis on providing more and better intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). Persistent surveillance systems such as Lockheed Martin’s aerostat-based Persistent Threat Detection System (PTDS) have proven especially effective in identifying improvised explosive devices (IEDs), tracking insurgent movements and monitoring other suspicious activity.

The Department of Defense recently announced that Coalition forces will be receiving even more ISR assistance. The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin a firm-fixed price undefinitized contract agreement in late May valued at $184.3 million for 29 additional PTDS systems, along with support equipment and spare parts.

Filled with helium, PTDS provides low-cost, continuous communications and persistent surveillance capabilities not possible with other types of manned and unmanned aircraft. Attached by a high-strength tether to a re-locatable mooring system, PTDS carries different types of surveillance equipment to conduct multiple missions.

"Persistent surveillance is around the clock – 24/7 – monitoring for an extended period of time, monitoring that is in stark contrast to that provided by aircraft, which have surveillance-time limitations dictated by fuel consumption/capacity," said Maj. Robert Rugg, assistant product manager persistent surveillance devices for the U.S. Army Program Manager Robotic and Unmanned Systems office in an April 1 Military and Aerospace Electronics article. He then added, “PTDS has the unique sustained operations capability that exceeds 20 continuous days."

To read more about PTDS’ effectives in Afghanistan, click on the following links:


Lockheed Martin Submits Proposal for Joint Air-to-Ground Missile

ORLANDO, FL, June 6th, 2011 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] announced today it submitted a proposal in response to the government’s Request for Proposal (RFP) for the next phases of the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) program.

“Lockheed Martin’s JAGM builds on HELLFIRE, LONGBOW and Javelin, three of the most trusted precision-guided weapons on the battlefield today,” said Frank St. John, vice president of Tactical Missiles at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “Our JAGM offering will provide U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps warfighters with the next product in that line, an affordable weapon that will offer the decisive edge in combat.”

The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command issued the RFP for Engineering and Manufacturing and Low-Rate Initial Production for the JAGM program on April 13, with a submittal deadline of June 6.

“Our proposed JAGM weapon system can provide significant performance advantages to help save warfighter lives,” St. John said. “And with hot, high-volume production lines already in place for HELLFIRE, Javelin and the M299 launcher family, we can provide a critically needed capability at an affordable price and with best value over program life.”

Lockheed Martin is partnered with some of the industry’s leading suppliers on the JAGM program. Aerojet, a GenCorp [NYSE: GY] company, will provide the JAGM rocket motor for all six threshold JAGM platforms. GenCorp is headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., with production facilities in Camden, Ark. Marvin Engineering, headquartered in Inglewood, Calif., will provide launchers for all six threshold platforms. General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS), a business unit of General Dynamics [NYSE: GD], will provide the multi-purpose warhead with significant HELLFIRE commonality. GD-OTS is headquartered in Saint Petersburg, Fla., with production in Niceville, Fla.

Work on the JAGM program will be performed in Orlando and Ocala, Fla., and Troy, Ala., as well at suppliers’ facilities across the U.S. Contract award is expected during fourth quarter 2011.

JAGM is the next-generation air-to-surface guided missile that will replace the aging Airborne TOW, Maverick and HELLFIRE family of missiles for the U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps.

Initial operational capability (IOC) of JAGM on the Army’s AH 64D Apache, the USMC’s AH 1Z Cobra attack helicopter and the Navy’s F/A 18E/F Super Hornet jet fighter is scheduled for 2016. IOC for the Navy’s MH 60R Seahawk armed reconnaissance helicopter, the Army’s OH 58 cockpit and sensor upgrade program for the Kiowa Warrior armed reconnaissance helicopter and the Army’s extended range multi-purpose unmanned aerial system is 2017.

Lockheed Martin is a world leader in systems integration and the development of air and missile defense systems and technologies, including the first operational hit-to-kill missile. The company makes significant contributions to most major U.S. missile defense systems and participates in several global missile defense partnerships.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's 2010 sales from continuing operations were $45.8 billion.



Seventh C-5 Inducted To Become A Super Galaxy

Seventh C-5 Inducted To Become A Super Galaxy

MARIETTA, Ga., June 2nd, 2011 -- The seventh C-5 has been inducted into the C-5 modernization program at the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta. Scheduled to deliver mid-2012, the C-5B will undergo more than 70 improvements to include brand-new, fuel-efficient engines. This aircraft is stationed at Dover Air Force Base, Del. and is assigned to be flown by both active duty and reserve airlift wings there.


Third F-35 Carrier Variant Flies to NAS Patuxent River

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 3rd, 2011 -- Lockheed Martin delivered its third F-35 Lightning II carrier variant aircraft, known as CF-3, to its primary test site at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md., yesterday. Lockheed Martin test pilot Dan “Dog” Canin piloted the aircraft during its 3.3-hour flight from NAS Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base. CF-3, the 8th aircraft delivered in 2011, joins the current fleet of F-35 test aircraft, focusing on mission systems, weapons integration, survivability and carrier suitability testing.